Dir. Pamela Tom, USA, 2015, 73 min.
Renowned artist and painter Tyrus Wong lived a long and storied life, with impoverished beginnings in an immigration detention center to success and recognition in Hollywood and beyond. With strong eastern influences, Wong’s serene artistic style would eventually impress the likes of Warner Brothers and Walt Disney, and become the inspiration for the animated classic Bambi. This documentary explores Wong’s life from his earliest years and those beyond his 100th birthday!
Director’s Talk: Filmmaker Pamela Tom will introduce her documentary and lead a post-film discussion.
All films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. Presented by International Education and the Media Resource Center. Part of ChinaFest Film Weekend.